Welcome to the Why I Read Nonfiction Podcast!

Join host Kevin Walsh, Author and Boston TV Sports Anchor

for weekly interviews with dedicated nonfiction readers, some celebrities, other regular folks, all who share a passion for reading and sharing. The Why I Read Nonfiction Podcast is as much about the guests as it is about the books.

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026:  Old Soul Millennial with Michael Belkin

026: Old Soul Millennial with Michael Belkin

Why is 30-year-old Michael Belkin new school and old fashioned?  Some of it has to do with his reading choices—biographies, how he prefers emails to be sent—a good subject line, and how one book and the author’s appearance at a conference reset his attitude about how...

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025:  I Didn’t Have a Bedtime with Bob Halloran

025: I Didn’t Have a Bedtime with Bob Halloran

Bedtime was reading time for author and Boston sports anchor and reporter Bob Halloran.  That reading inspired him to become a sportscaster and writer.  Along the way, he survived a health scare, lived to tell about it, and just appreciates the gift of another day to...

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024:  Bullies Lose in the End with Dan Boyne

024: Bullies Lose in the End with Dan Boyne

Dan Boyne, author of The Seven Seat:  A True Story of Rowing, Revenge, and Redemption tells a story about his life that we can all relate to.  You’ll feel as if you’re in the boat, cheering him on, wishing all bully stories could end this way.  Experience or rekindle...

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Meet the Host

Kevin Walsh

Kevin Walsh is the host of the Why I Read Nonfiction podcast. He reads because he loves to. “If a book makes someone laugh, cry, feel angry or swell with pride, they’re probably thinking about something in their life,” Kevin says. “They chose that book for a reason, and I want to know why.” Kevin believes readers are the most fascinating people on earth because they always have something to look forward to and draw from. Most are flattered to talk about their reading routine. What they don’t know is how interesting that process is, and they are.

Currently he’s a sports anchor and reporter for NBC 10 Boston, NBC Sports Boston and New England Cable News. 

Kevin has written three books: The Marrow in Me, Follow the Dog Home and The Perfect Catch.

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